Eric Gordon: Rockets would have beaten Warriors with healthy Chris Paul

LeBron James perennial NBA Finals underdog

LeBron James perennial NBA Finals underdog

Are you exhausted of seeing the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers play in the NBA Finals?

In addition to having LeBron on their side, the Cavaliers do have another hope to lean on: This 2017-18 season has seen the mighty Warriors play bored at times, thinking they can just fire up 3-pointers and win games. Further research indicates that such a feat would be a first in MLS and the WNBA as well, although the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks have met in the championship for two years and counting in the latter league. It wasn't anywhere near the dominating regular seasons that we've seen from the four-time defending conference champs during the Steve Kerr era.

The Warriors faced a similar challenge, as they, too, trailed 3-2 in the Western Conference Finals against the No. 1 Houston Rockets.

Love is grabbing 10.0 rebounds per game, and he's had a few moments in which he's looked like the player that made the All-Star team.

Following Houston's loss in Game 7 on Monday, Eric Gordon boldly stated that the Rockets would be heading to the Finals if Paul didn't suffer a hamstring injury.

Draymond Green #23 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors react in the fourth quarter of Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on May 28, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

At this point, nothing LeBron James does should come as a surprise.

They face two Game 7's along the way as they were involved in a gruelling first-round series with the Indiana Pacers and a hard Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.

LeBron averaged 33 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

But remember this: They do have four great players, but the Cavaliers have the greatest player of them all. His presence is a huge boost to Golden State's chances given his versatility on both ends. But in Game 7, the flow and vibe was significantly different.

Ahead of the NBA Finals, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry isn't anxious about winning the NBA championship MVP award.

"The lack of a Finals MVP, has that ever gnawed at you - even in the summer time - and how much of a storyline do you expect that to be potentially be as the series goes on?"

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